Being a parent is not easy.
Over the past couple of weeks I have witnessed/heard about numerous stories that demonstrate that being a parent is not easy.
– The man on the tube trying to control two toddlers
– the woman on the escalator carefully balancing her child in a pushchair for stability
– the parents deciding how to deal with their pregnant daughter
– the children getting up to mischief behind their parents backs
There really isn’t a magic formula. You can try your best but your child will eventually have to go out in the real world and use the upbringing you gave them (amongst other things) to make informed choices. I think that is what is hard for me. I am very mathematical and logical, I love finding the ‘right’ answer or deriving the correct forumla but for bringing up a child their just isn’t one.